Thursday, February 29, 2024

Talks put on hold


Share post:

Talks between the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and the Barbados Community College (BCC) on working conditions for part-time lecturers are “on hold” – and the union is hopping mad.

NUPW general secretary Dennis Clarke told reporters yesterday that the BCC administration had “pulled the rug” from under the talks which were to resume at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

“The discussion this afternoon [Friday] has been put on hold until the [BCC] board meets sometime next week, then to get back to the union,” Clarke said during a media briefing at the NUPW’s Dalkeith, St Michael headquarters.

He said the BCC appeared to be engaging in “delaying” tactics but the union would not allow the matter to drag on indefinitely, as had happened in the National Conservation Commission (NCC) wrongful dismissal case before the Employment Rights Tribunal.

Please read the full story in today’s SATURDAY SUN, or in the eNATION edition.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Police investigating stabbing death

One man is dead and another assisting police with investigations after a stabbing incident at Goose Bar located...

Barbados’ caution

Barbados is on board with the effort to integrate environmental and trade policies, but Government is wary about...

BWA repairing burst main at Baltic, St Peter

Update: Crews from the Barbados Water Authority have completed emergency repairs on mains at President Kennedy Drive, St Michael,...

Welfare offers landlords three months’ rent upfront

The People Empowerment and Elder Affairs will pay three months’ upfront in an attempt to facilitate landlords renting...